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Policing Marital Violence: An Historical And Analytical Review

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Early seminal contributions to police intervention in domestic disputes were designed to improve police officers' decision-making and communication abilities with both the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in an effort to diminish iatrogenic violence, that is, violence precipitated by the police themselves. One of the earlier studies that address the issue of effective police response to situations of domestic violence is the one conducted by Parnas. Black's study is among the few empirical studies to propound a situational model of police arrest decisions based upon exogenous factors. A significant contribution of Black's study lies in its theoretical credence to developing a model of police decision-making rife with situationally determined contingencies. It precipitates a great deal of interest in the nature of police-citizen arrest encounters and the controversies surrounding the debate of what constitutes appropriate and effective police intervention.

Keywords: Black; domestic violence; Parnas; police intervention



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